Have you noticed the re-surgence of shorts in the market this season? The come back of shorts for all ages actually began last summer, but this trend has truly taken hold here in Wyoming for summer 2020. For some of you, this new trend will be a welcome change from the capris that have dominated the market for the last 5 years. For others, it may have been awhile since you wore shorts, and you may be feeling a bit reluctant. As a result, I thought it might be helpful to all of you for me to do a trend review on the latest short styles.
First of all, let me reassure you that I am seeing many lengths of shorts in the market this season from short ripped up denim styles all the way to the traditional longer Bermuda style that is pictured above. If you have been used to wearing capris and/or are reluctant to show your legs, the longer styles might be a good place to start. Bermuda styles will hit just above the knee, leaving only the bottom half of the leg exposed. If you are in for a shorter length, the mid thigh styles are very popular as well. As a woman of almost 50, I’m going to leave the shorter, distressed jean styles to my 15 year old daughter, but the choice is totally up to you!
Just as with denim, the trendiest shorts are printed, colored or embroidered. You’ll see everything from checkers to stripes and every kind of embroidery and embellishment you can imagine. Take a look at the denim shorts in the picture above from Charlie B and notice the cute embroidered flowers. These details add a flirty and youthful feeling to the short as well as make them distinctive. As far as color goes, look for mustard, yellow, coral, and olive denim as well as a variety of regular denim from vintage wash to dark and even striped.
Another fun new trend are regular rise, fabric shorts with tie front waists like the one pictured above. These make great dressy shorts and can be worn with wedges to casual weddings or other events that require dressed up casual. Look for these in lots of checkered prints from black and white to coral and white. Pair them with a tucked in top to show off the waist.
While many businesses allow capris, few will allow employees to wear shorts. This is a downside to this trend, so if your employer won’t allow shorts, instead of sticking to your capris this season, go for slim, ankle length pants. These are also very trendy and look amazing with a heel and dressy top. To correctly pull off this style, the length is very important. An ankle length pant should hit an inch above your ankle bone.
The good news about shorts is that I don’t see this trend going away anytime soon so you will be able to wear the ones you buy this season next summer as well. And, let’s face it, when it gets hot, you want as little fabric on as possible.